Ex-Deputy Head of Rostov Traffic Police found guilty of his boss's attempt
Alexander Otsimik is sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes and organizing attempt on his chief - the Head of the regional Traffic Police Central Board Sergey Morgachev.
The Voroshilov Court in Rostov-on-Don convicted the former Deputy Head of the Traffic Police in the Rostov region Alexander Otsimik. The former policeman received a sentence on two counts: Intentional Infliction of Grievous Bodily Harm (part 3 of Article 33, item (a), part 3 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code) and Bribe-Taking on an especially large-scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). According to the prosecution, the former police officer being disagreed with the chief's methods of work his decided to organize an attack on him.
On several counts Otsimik is sentenced to 10 years in the strict regime penal colony and stripped of his Police Lieutenant Colonel rank. In addition, the court appointed the ex-policeman a fine - he must pay to the state 47.8 million rubles and to affected Sergey Morgachev - 3 million rubles compensation.
The collateral Shaykhav Hajiev is sentenced to 7 years in the strict regime penal colony.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, for a consideration of 500 thousand rubles Otsimik hired Astrakhan resident Shaykhav Hajiev, who, in turn, hired two perpetrators and an accomplice. The attack on Sergey Morgachev was committed on March 25, 2014. Criminals caught the Head of the Traffic Police in the stairwell of his home and severely beat with wooden handles of a hammer and sledgehammer. Morgachev was seriously injured, the recitation of injuries took a half-page of the official report, including brain injury.
The court also found Alexander Otsimik guilty of corruption. Investigators believed that between August and September 2013 the policeman received bribes totaling more than 2.3 million rubles for the issuance of cars’ beautiful license plates.
The former Deputy Head of the Traffic Police in Rostov refused to admit his guilt in committing a crime during the previous court session and stated that the case was fabricated.
Video: the sentence to Alexander Otsimik
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).